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Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Nov 2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By BritTim
I have no recent experience to report, but the...

I have no recent experience to report, but the uncertainty around support is why I no longer recommend Fastmail to organisations for which email is mission critical. It is not just the possible...
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 Nov 2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By BritTim
Historically, the Windows program IMAPsize worked...

Historically, the Windows program IMAPsize worked well. However, the last time I tried the program under Windows 10, it did not seem to be working (though I did not investigate why, and maybe it can...
Forum: FastMail Forum 18 Nov 2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By BritTim
You can export all the events from your Fastmail...

You can export all the events from your Fastmail Calendar in the iCalendar format (which shows up as a .ics file) and import that file into your Google Calendar.

If you want to merge all the...
Forum: FastMail Forum 9 Nov 2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,895
Posted By BritTim
The suggestion to contact support is a good one,...

The suggestion to contact support is a good one, but CardDAV is not associated with your Calendar. It is used when Thunderbird is trying to synchronise your contacts with Fastmail.

I suggest you...
Forum: FastMail Forum 3 Nov 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,251
Posted By BritTim
The support I am referring to requires that you...

The support I am referring to requires that you are using the Fastmail MX servers. Those servers have specific support to relay any messages to any non Fastmail email accounts identified by your...
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Oct 2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,018
Posted By BritTim
I mostly use alias forwarding, and it has worked...

I mostly use alias forwarding, and it has worked well for years for the purposes it is designed for. For me, the main objective is sending email, in addition to Fastmail, also to a non Fastmail...
Forum: FastMail Forum 27 Oct 2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,251
Posted By BritTim
Let's just hope it's another six years until the...

Let's just hope it's another six years until the next major DDoS attack against Fastmail.

As an aside, it appears that a long supported, but somewhat underused, protection against temporary...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Oct 2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,221
Posted By BritTim
Several email providers, including Fastmail, have...

Several email providers, including Fastmail, have been the target of a DDoS attack combined with ransom demands over the last few days. The attacks have been partially mitigated, but problems...
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 Oct 2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,208
Posted By BritTim
There is, of course, a counter argument. The...

There is, of course, a counter argument. The smaller services are not a common target for attacks. Anyone organising a massive DDOS operation is much more likely to target Google or Microsoft than a...
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 Oct 2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,208
Posted By BritTim
There is no absolute prohibition on small email...

There is no absolute prohibition on small email services having an infrastructure that includes access to specialist services that assist in mitigating DDOS attacks. Indeed, at one point when their...
Forum: FastMail Forum 21 Oct 2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,043
Posted By BritTim
If you have edited the Sending Identity in...

If you have edited the Sending Identity in Fastmail for your home email to use the Name you want, and this is being ignored, my next steps would be

examine the full headers for the message to see...
Forum: FastMail Forum 21 Oct 2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,710
Posted By BritTim
Virtually everyone who uses this board probably...

Virtually everyone who uses this board probably knows more about HTML than you do. I do not know what the point of your post was supposed to be, especially as it is misleading. HTML was initially...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Oct 2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,043
Posted By BritTim
I cannot tell you for certain what is going on....

I cannot tell you for certain what is going on. However, most likely is that there is a Sending Identity for the PObox.com address at Fastmail, and the default for the name field has changed. If I am...
Forum: FastMail Forum 12 Oct 2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,202
Posted By BritTim
Scary indeed! However, the lesson I would take...

Scary indeed! However, the lesson I would take from this experience is not to delete aliases, once you have created and used them ... at least if they have names that anyone else is likely to choose....
Forum: FastMail Forum 10 Oct 2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,109
Posted By BritTim
I agree that the required verification is...

I agree that the required verification is strange. On the other hand, it would not be difficult to successfully complete verification by temporarily changing the domain alias destination, verifying,...
Forum: FastMail Forum 10 Oct 2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,109
Posted By BritTim
15 years ago, even 10 years ago, this was a...

15 years ago, even 10 years ago, this was a legitimate argument. At the time, commonly adopted standards had no protection against email spoofing. The adoption by most serious email services of...
Forum: FastMail Forum 7 Oct 2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,230
Posted By BritTim
The filter rule works well with one limitation....

The filter rule works well with one limitation. The forwarding only occurs once the email has entered Fastmail's system. This is not ideal when you want to protect yourself against a catastrophic...
Forum: FastMail Forum 3 Oct 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,109
Posted By BritTim
As is often the case, assuming you can simplify...

As is often the case, assuming you can simplify features like this successfully starts to break down when you consider the situation with care. Suppose company.com decided to host its email at...
Forum: FastMail Forum 2 Oct 2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,109
Posted By BritTim
There is no problem with your use case. What is...

There is no problem with your use case. What is intended to be blocked is a wildcard of *@letterboxes.org, which would allow you to spoof someone else's email address when sending an email.
Forum: FastMail Forum 2 Oct 2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,109
Posted By BritTim
In the example you have given, I think the...

In the example you have given, I think the planned changes are reasonable. A wildcard alias that allows you to send messages identifying you as someone you are not while using a Fastmail domain is...
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 Oct 2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,109
Posted By BritTim
The main use case is where you cover for someone...

The main use case is where you cover for someone else, and want to be able to reply to emails copied to you, having the reply go back to the original sender. In this kind of situation, the wildcard...
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 Oct 2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,109
Posted By BritTim
Thank you for chiming in. This all seems...

Thank you for chiming in. This all seems reasonable, but there is an edge case that could be an issue.

Consider an alias for a colleague's account, where you are also allowed to send on behalf of...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Sep 2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,400
Posted By BritTim
There is never a 100% guarantee against something...

There is never a 100% guarantee against something like that. However, part of the job of the security teams at the better large providers is auditing their employees to prevent that kind of abuse....
Forum: FastMail Forum 21 Sep 2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,609
Posted By BritTim
It is almost impossible for a transitory power...

It is almost impossible for a transitory power outage to cause a problem. A number of years ago, there was an issue where, after primary backup power was exhausted during a major outage by the power...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Sep 2021, 03:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,400
Posted By BritTim
People who think they are completely unaffected...

People who think they are completely unaffected by what they see, read and hear, are deluding themselves. Organisations are willing to invest huge sums conducting influence campaigns, including...
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